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Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what life expectancy for (a) males and (b) females was in each parliamentary constituency in Cambridgeshire in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking what life expectancy for (a) males and (b) females was in each parliamentary constituency in Cambridgeshire in each year since 1997. (126227)
Life expectancy figures are published for local authorities rather than parliamentary constituencies, and are calculated as three year rolling averages. The table below provides the period life expectancy at birth for (a) males and (b) females in each local authority district in Cambridgeshire, from 1996-98 to 2003-05 (the latest period available).
|Table 1: Period life expectancy at birth( 1) , local authority districts in Cambridgeshire( 2) , 1996-98 to 2003-05( 3)|
|Years of life|
|Year/local authority||Male life expectancy||Female life expectancy|
|(1 )Period life expectancy at birth is an estimate of the average number of years a newborn baby would survive if he or she experienced the area's age-specific mortality rates for that time period throughout his or her life. The figure reflects mortality among those living in the area in each time period, rather than mortality among those born in each area. It is not therefore the number of years a baby born in the area in each time period could actually expect to live, both because the death rates of the area are likely to change in the future and because many of those born in the area will live elsewhere for at least some part of their lives.|
(2) Using local authority boundaries as of 2006 for all the years shown.
(3) Three year rolling averages, based on deaths registered in each year and mid-year population estimates. Figures are rounded to whole years.
Dawn Primarolo: The national insurance contributions and Qualifying Years Tabulation Tool was released in the public domain on the Department for Work and Pensions website at 9.30 on the 28 February 2007.
Mr. Hoyle: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many suicides there were among (a) children and (b) children under the age of 13 in each of the last 10 years in (i) the United Kingdom and (ii) Lancashire. 
As National Statistician. I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many suicides there were among (a) children and (b) children under the age of 13 in each of the last 10 years in (i) the United Kingdom and (ii) Lancashire. (125730)
The table below provides the number of deaths where suicide was the underlying cause of death, for children under the age of (a) 16 and (b) 13 years, from 1996 to 2005 (the latest year available), for (i) the United Kingdom and (ii) Lancashire county.
So that comparison over time is for a consistent area, deaths in the current Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen unitary authorities, which were part of the former County of Lancashire, have not been included for any year.
|Table 1: Number of deaths where suicide was the underlying cause of death( 1) , children under the age of (a) 16( 2) and (b) 13 years, UK and Lancashire county( 3) ,1996-2005( 4)|
|Under 16 years||Under 13 years||Under 16 years||Under 13 years|
|(1) For children aged 10 to 14 years, the cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes E950-E959 for the years 1996 to 2000, and the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) codes X60-X84 for the years 2001 to 2005. For children aged 15 years, the definition of suicide also includes deaths caused through undetermined intent, defined using the ICD-9 codes E980-E989 excluding E988.8 for the years 1996 to 2000, and the ICD-10 codes Y10-Y34 excluding Y33.9 (where the Coroners verdict was pending) for the years 2001 to 2005. Verdicts of suicide are not returned for children under the age of 10 years.|
(2) For the purposes of mortality statistics, children are defined as persons under the age of 16.
(3) Based on the boundaries of Lancashire county as of 2007. Deaths in Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen unitary authorities are not included for any year.
(4) Figures are for deaths registered in each calendar year.
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